A Book Challenge For The Summer!


Came across this challenge, which has run for a few year’s now, on Pinterest.  Read 12 books in four months in various categories.  It is the brainchild of Megan at Semi-Charmed Kind of Life Blog (link above).  Here are the Rules from Megan’s Blog :

General rules:

  • The challenge will run from May 1, 2015, to August 31, 2015. No books that are started before 12 a.m. on May 1 or finished after 11:59 p.m. on August 31 will count.
  • Each book must be at least 200 pages long. Audiobooks and large-print books are fine, as long as the regular print versions meets this length requirement.
  • A book can only be used for one category, and each category can only be completed once. If you want to switch the category of a book during a later check-in, that’s fine, just be sure to account for that in your point total.
  • Rereads can be used for a maximum of three books in the challenge. This rule is meant to encourage you to try new books while still allowing you to revisit books from your childhood or young adulthood that you might get more out of now. Please reread the entire book within the timeframe of the challenge in order to count it; no simply finishing old books or partial rereads.
  • The highest possible total is 200 points, and the first five people who finish the challenge will be invited to contribute a category for the next challenge.

And now for the exciting part: the challenge categories!

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules.

10 points: Read a book you have never heard of before. (Just go to a shelf and pick a book based on the cover, the title, whatever you want!)
10 points: Read a book that has been on your TBR list for at least two years. (If you’ve had a Goodreads account for 2+ years, this will be easy to figure out. If you don’t, do your best to pick a book you’re pretty sure you’ve been wanting to read for years.)
10 points: Read a book that won a Goodreads “Best Book” award in 2014.
15 points: Read a book by an author who is completely new to you.
15 points: 
Read a book by an author you have read before. (No re-reads for this one.)

15 points: Read a book with “light” or “dark” in the title. (Or “lightness” or “darkness.”)
20 points: Read a book with the name of a city, state or country in the title. Edited to add: The place must be real, either current or historical, but not fictional.
20 points: Read a book with an animal on the cover.
25 points: Read a book that is part of a series with at least four books.
25 points: Read a book that is longer than 500 pages long. — Submitted by winter finisher Kristen from See You in a Porridge.
30 points: Read a book with an alliterative title. (All words in the title must begin with the same letter; no exceptions for articles or prepositions. Examples: Gone Girl or Nicholas Nickleby. Yes, this is tough, which is why it’s worth the most points!)

How to keep track: Megan will publish a check-in post on the first day of each month, beginning June 1, on which you can comment with your progress. I will also include the scoreboard from the previous month on each check-in post.

You know how much I love to read so I am going to attempt this, although I am almost a month behind!!!!  However the book I am reading at the moment can work for the 5 Points!!  I am sure that some people will complete the challenge in a month or two months but I will probably end up taking the whole four months but at the end of the day I win because I will have read twelve books!!!!  Not a loss for me!!!  However I will have to do this along with my quilting, I won’t be giving that up!!!!  If you would like to have a go, go to Megan’s blog and let her know you are having a go.

I will do another post on the books I have chosen to read!

Hugs, Susie x

2 thoughts on “A Book Challenge For The Summer!

  1. farmquilter

    I also love to read! My personal library used to number over 2,000 books, but that has been radically thinned out now and most of the books I read are on my tablet. I would have to be quite ill not to spend a part of each day reading! Sounds like a fun challenge!

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